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Holly Hill Primary and Nursery School

Woodpeckers, Year 2, 2021/22

Hello to our fabulous Woodies!

We will work super hard together this year and will have so much fun too. 

Year 2 is a key year and it is really important that you read at home 5 times a week and also learn your spellings every week.




Your Fabulous Teachers



P.E DAYS - Wednesday/ Friday 

Spellings   - Monday

Reading Diaries - Daily




WBD 2022.mp4

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Amazing Things in Woodpecker Class 
This is the place where you will see our work, our learning and all the exciting things we do in Woodpecker class. 

28.6.22 Investigating and Designing Microhabitats in our practical Science sessions

23.6.22 Sports day fun

20.6.22- 24.6.22 This week we have been reading The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch and the children re producing some lovely work.

17.6.22 Learning about and making 3D shapes

14.6.22 We have some happy Woodies today 🐭🐹

13.6.22 Symmetry in Maths

9.6.22 Learning about human and physical features in geography.

9.6.22 Getting active and having a great time

8.6.22 Letter Join this morning

Using the Rodocodo coding app.

24.5.22 Science - learning about adaptation to habitats including deserts

Mon 23rd May. This time we were composing music on the computer.

20.5.22 Having great fun composing and playing our musical compositions

17.5.22 Reading in Woodpecker - using our Visualisation, Prediction and Inference Skills

12.5.22 We listened to music and responded by drawing what we felt

11.5.22 Art - creating a collage landscape

10.5.2022 SCIENCE - we hunted for things that are Living, Dead and Never Alive using what we know about life processes

9.5.22 Moving and grooving to make our brains active

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4.5.22 YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK - We had the best day ever and the children were an absolute delight! Well done wonderful Woodies πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—

26.4.22 SCIENCE - We annotated the life processes using MRS GREN and considered whether things are Living, Dead or have Never Been Alive

26.4.22 Woodies had their first official library visit today πŸ“˜πŸ“—πŸ“•πŸ“”πŸ“™

25.4.22 Super Fraction Work

31.3.22 Our music compositions

30.3.22 Today, our Endangered Animal reports continue with Tigers

29.3.22 Today, we have started to write reports on Endangered Animals. Look at our super introductions.

22.3.22 Yesterday was World Poetry Day and this week we have been learning poems and performing them

22.3.22 Performance Poetry in Woodpecker Class

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21.3.22 Today we had a visit from Andy at Spaghetti Maths. The children will have the opportunity to join this Maths club after half term. See the leaflet that was sent home todayπŸ˜€

21.3.22 Today we started our Statistics work in Maths and we learnt to interpret and create Tally Charts

18.3.22 Red Nose Day

18.3.22 Developing our sketching and shading skills

17.3.22 Music

15.3.22 We had a visitor for our Science lesson today. We have been learning about the needs of animals and pets.

14.3.22 In our Jigsaw lesson, we discussed healthy foods and created our own eat well plates.

8.3.22 Some amazing story openers from Woodies today πŸ“šπŸ“βœοΈ

7.3.22 What a Performance!!! Today we were the luckiest KS1 on the planet and received a visit and a fabulous performance from Magic Mike

Magic Mike is the funniest person on the planet!!!

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The Amazing Magic Mike

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Today, we have had the best day and had Rock and Roll Phonics in school to teach us songs which will help us remember phonics and grammar knowledge.

Rock and Roll Phonics

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4.3.22 Drama acting out the story Leon and the place between.

3.3.22 WORLD BOOK DAY 2022


1.3.22 Division in maths and peer supporting

25.2.22 Making marks in mixed media

22.02.2022 Today we started our Take 5 Breathing Programme. The children loved the calm atmosphere and we can’t wait to learn more!

22.2.2022 On this special TWOSDAY we have been learning about Palindromes

10.2.22 We had an amazing day making our wraps

Woodpecker and Safer Internet Day 08.02.2022

8.2.22 We have some very talented singers in Woodpecker Class🀩

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7.2.22 RE Sequencing the Hanukkah Story

4.2.22 Sequencing sentences to tell a story and learning about nutrition and food.

3.2.22 We had a banquet and did activities to celebrate Chinese New Year.

1.2.22 The Chinese New Year Story

31.1.22 English / Geography - We have been writing information to form a Beijing Non-Chronological Report

28.1.22 Balance, coordination and movement on the apparatus.

21.1.22 Today we found out about the continents and oceans of the world

20.1.22 Learning about food and nutrients

18.1.22 Today we took home a Reading Book for Pleasure. We will read these with people at home. It could be a bedtime story or five minutes during the day.

17.1.22 JIGSAW - Today we set ourselves group challenges and we wanted to learn to count and write numbers to 10 in Mandarin Chinese

17.1.22 JIGSAW - Dreams and Goals - Counting to 10 in Mandarin Chinese

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11.1.22 We are learning about Judaism in our R.E lessons and today we produced our own Star of David

10.1.22 Maths Mastery - These children calculated the secret wall numbers

10.1.22 Our text this fortnight is The Magic Paintbrush and some brave children read to the whole class

6.1.22 Art in the style of Robert and Sonia Delaunay using pastels and a computer paint program.

4.1.22 Woodies are straight back into learning and spelling words with the soft C

We had the most amazing Christmas week πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸ₯°


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We had the best time watching The Father Christmas Pantomime πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

14.12.21 We had so much during our Laser Tag session today πŸŽ„β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ…

Woodpecker Christmas song

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13.12.21 The Father Christmas Pantomime πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…

7.12.21 Maths - Adding Money (notes and coins) Well done Wonderful Woodies 😊

7.12.21 Two of our wonderful Woodpeckers decorated our little tree this morning πŸŽ„πŸŽ…

6.12.21 Our Woodpeckers are developing their handwriting beautifully ☺️

6.12.21 Mrs Watson set us a challenge to learn all the Year 2 Common Exception Words. We had a spelling test and Tyler achieved 20/20 WOW!!!!😊

6.12.21 JIGSAW - Celebrating Differences Between us and our Friends

6.12.21 Today in Jigsaw, we practised breathing deeply. We also learnt that it is ok to have friends who are different to us. We have been celebrating our differences and similarities.

2.12.21 Our amazing completed vehicles

1.12.21 Colour mixing in art

30.11.21 Orally Rehearsing Sentences for our Once Upon a Time stories

29.11.21 Sequencing Once upon a Time by John Prater

29.11.21 Today, we experienced a Seasonal Change. This is a key aspect of our Science learning for the year. We observed the changes that had occurred.

24.11.21 Using primary colours in art in the style of Mondrian

22.11.21 Jigsaw - What is Bullying? How can we help a situation?